Monetary Compensation to Martyred Army Soldiers’ Families


While answering multiple questions asked by the Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State for Defence Shri.Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written form that the here has been no ambush on Army personnel in J&K in the year 2015 till October, 2015. However, 80 terrorists have been killed and 06 apprehended from 01st January to 31st October, 2015 in J&K. The apprehended terrorists are handed over to State police.

Compensation/benefits being paid to the Next of Kin of Army soldiers (Fatal Battle Casualties) is annexed.


I. Ex Gratia Lump Sum Compensation from Central Government to Next of Kin (NoK) of Battle Casualty:
(i) Death occurring due to accidents in the course of duties – Rs.10.00 lakh.

(ii) Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc.- Rs.10.00 lakh.

(iii) Death occurring during enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorists, etc.- Rs.15.00 lakh.

(iv) Death occurring during enemy action in International war or war like engagements specifically notified – Rs.20.00 lakh.

(v) Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, etc. on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions – Rs.15.00 lakh.

II. Other Monetary Benefits

(i) Liberalised Family Pension: as applicable to Battle Casualty that is equal to emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.

(ii) Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity: that is based on length of service rendered and emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.

(iii) Army Group Insurance Fund:-
a. Officers : Rs. 50.00 lakh
b. JCO/ORs : Rs. 25.00 lakh

(iv) Army Group Insurance Maturity that is based on the contribution made by the deceased Army personnel.

(v) Army Wives Welfare Association Fund:-
a. Officers : Rs.10,000/-
b. JCOs/ORs : Rs.15,000/- (w.e.f. 01 Apr, 2015)

(vi) Army Officers Benevolent Fund : Rs.50,000/-

(vii) Army Central Welfare Fund: Rs.30,000/-
III. Other Benefits:
(i) Education Concession
(ii) Air Travel Concession
(iii) Telephone Concession

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